Monday, December 3, 2012

our word for today: 'girandole'

 
 
I saw a great pair of tall antique candlesticks in an antique shop that are kinda like this one.
I've since learned that these are called 'girandole' candlesticks: French or Italian ornamental, branched candle holders.
 
I've never had just the right thing for my mantel and I thought a pair of these would look terrific flanking a super-sized piece of abstract art - in black and white, of course.
 
So, maybe I'll save my pennies and get a pair. Lemme know if you see any bargains out there.

9 comments:

Acquired Objects said...

Love the candlestick and that cute little table underneath it! In fact the whole setting is stunning!

XXX
Debra~

Eleanor ~ Shopping The Closet said...

Love this vignette! That mirror....oh, I die!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Purty!! Love the WHOLE image!

La Brocanteuse said...

Gorgeous, I also have my eyes on a pair of branched candle sticks..hope you find yours soon. Colette x

Jamie Herzlinger said...

I adore that floor! What a breath taking image. Thanks for sharing.

Love, Jamie Herzlinger

Divine Theatre said...

Hee is another word for the day...MINE!
LOL! I love this whole vignette! Are you going to buy the girandole?

xo

Andie

Toni said...

An original Franz Kline painting would be the perfect black and white abstract painting, valued at least a bazillion dollars---but worth every penny. ;o)

Leslie said...

Wow! That mirror.. gorgeous! Beautiful antique candle stick and the table appears to match perfectly!

leslie

Chichi Furniture said...

Wow, I love this picture, what a stunning mirror and the branched candlesticks are beautiful. I think candlesticks like this can really complete a look, they're so ornate. As for the mirror, if only I had a room to support such a piece - so stylish